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Old 02-29-2016, 07:39 PM
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Default 1937 chevy truck 3/4 ton

here is my 1937 chevy truck, 3/4 ton mil spec

the truck was used as USMC Supply truck pre-war in San Diego at Camp Elliott

and when they were done with it, my grandpa got his hands on it and drove the truck into the late 60's/early 70's
and then he had some motor problems and never got around to finishing the motor swap, and so it sat for many years

I remember playing on this truck when I was a little kid and always liked it

so sometime in the mid 90's it went from my grandparents back yard to my parents back yard

back in 2002, I removed the cab of the truck and had it sand blasted in some place in San Diego now to far from the air port, kind of down the road from mcrd and my dad applied the epoxy urethane primer

the work on this project is going to be on the slow side, I'm just coming out of right side hip labrum surgery repair, 4 weeks post op, ones I get my hips working right my work will go tons faster then what I have posted



the truck was a 6 lug but I turned it into a 5x4-3/4 bolt pattern
with some mid 50's hubs and some machined adapters to convert the bearings to smaller truck spindle



the truck on the trailer in San Diego



right across the street from Mr G's in Yuma AZ

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:44 PM
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here the truck is parked in my garage in Tucson





I picked up this 2000 2wd S10 blazer front clip for free
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:47 PM
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starting to work on rails

2x3 3/16



I plan to use the vette calipers up front on this truck



getting all the extra parts out of the cab
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:52 PM
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I have a 5.3/4l60e
and the truck has a mid 60's nova rear axle with 3.08 gears
I plan to run a manual trans because they are so much more fun to drive vs auto box



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Old 02-29-2016, 07:58 PM
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my 1985 B reg RHD classic mini Mayfair with a Grp clubman front clip, and a built D16z6 engine, full roll cage, and QA1 coilovers on all 4 corners




I sanded to sand the surface rust off of the old primer that was put on the shell almost 12-13 years ago
its coming out pretty good


the shell has a few dents in it
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:00 PM
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my older brothers 55-210 gasser, bbc, manual trans and a ford 9

next to the other toy, 1975 german spec LHD classic mini
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:10 PM
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it's cool knowing some history of an old car or truck you own. looks like a good start.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:11 PM
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I did the s10 front clip set up for the most part in 3 days

here's a pic of my bicycle
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:36 PM
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Cool man. I like the toys. Keep on it and you will be rolling real quick.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:22 PM
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